Uber-politeness Needs to Go
Monday, July 21, 2014
I have almost decided that I am much too polite. I have struggled with the fact that this may not be a problem, but I am open to the suggestion that perhaps it is.
In struggling with this personality dilemma, I don't know that is is important why I am this way, other than to perhaps discover a way to deal with things that bother me. The reason for this blog is to gather ways to deal with one thing that bothers me greatly.
Do others have family members who say they are going to do something that never follow through? Perhaps this is just a symptom of our culture, but this is something that currently bothers me a lot. For example, I have family members who tell me they are going to come for the day and then do not. For some of them, this has been happening for years, and for others it is just beginning. I do not wish to "guilt" anyone; I dealt with being falsely "guilted" enough as a child and I won't do that with people in my life. Neither do I expect perfection, but some of these family members are batting .000. I think I should be important enough to expect them to do what they say at least once in a while.
So how do others deal with this? Or is this the issue for others that it is in my life?